Daylight Savings Time 2009 fall back is November 1. Daylight Savings Time begins at 0200, but Daylight Savings Time 2009 fall back is confusing for many.
The European Union experienced a Daylight Savings Time fall back today – October 25. In the past, the Daylight Savings Time fall back took place on the last Sunday in October. Now, Daylight Savings Time takes place on the first Sunday in November.
Daylight Savings Time has an interesting past. A big reason that countries like Daylight Savings Time is because it helps conserve energy by keeping daylight stretched longer.
The Daylight Savings Time fall back period is actually a return back to Standard Time. In March, people have to “spring forward”, losing an hour. When “spring forward” takes place, daylight is stretched longer and the use of artificial lights is unwarranted.
During WWI, Germany was the first country to use Daylight Savings Time. America eventually started using Daylight Savings time in order to save fuel for the war efforts. After the war, Daylight Savings Time was repealed. Throughout the world, inconsistent use of Daylight Savings time created problems, and even caused a train wreck in France.
The Oil Embargo in 1973 raised the popularity of Daylight Savings Time. The period was extended all year long, and saved the US nearly 3 million barrels of oil each month. After the Oil Embargo was over, Daylight Savings Time reverted back to 6 months a year, then increased to 7 months a year in 1986.
In 2007, Daylight Savings Time was extended once more. Now, the Daylight Savings Time is extended 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and 1 week in the fall.
Extending the Daylight Savings Time fall back causes a lot of confusion, especially when other countries still have Daylight Savings Time fall back set for this week.
Missing Daylight Savings Time fall back could cause you to show up early for events. Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour by 0200 on November 1st. Better yet, set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed on October 31, so the clock is accurate when you wake up.
Again, Daylight Savings Time fall back is November 1 – the first Sunday in November. It starts at 0200.
The term “Daylight Savings Time” is actually slang. The “proper” term is “Daylight Saving Time”, although the proper term is not widely used.
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